Look Who’s Talking: Why Feminist Reviews of Best Picture Oscar Nominees and Utilizing the Bechdel Test for Films Matter
Feminism / Films

Look Who’s Talking: Why Feminist Reviews of Best Picture Oscar Nominees and Utilizing the Bechdel Test for Films Matter

The film Super Bowl is here…that’s right, The Oscars! Huzzah! As a raging cinephile, I love the Oscars, I live for the Oscars. And yet, they so often piss me off. Because they are white male bonanza. Only 4 women have ever been nominated for a Best Director Oscar: Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion … Continue reading

‘Haywire’ Review: Is an Ass-Kicking Woman Enough to Change Gender Roles On-Screen?
Feminism / Film, Media & TV / Films

‘Haywire’ Review: Is an Ass-Kicking Woman Enough to Change Gender Roles On-Screen?

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Who is Gina Carano? That question might haunt you after watching Haywire or seeing its trailer. We need more women in films, especially in the action genre. But is having a film revolve around a tough, smart female protagonist who kicks ass enough to change gender roles on-screen? With an … Continue reading

Feminism / Films / TV

Dick Jokes, Sexual Harassment & Women’s Empowerment: Gender & Sexism at the 2012 Golden Globes

As a feminist blogger and self-proclaimed pop culture aficionado, I watch awards shows looking out for sexism and rooting for women to win awards. The Golden Globes, which aired Sunday night, is rowdy and unpredictable…due to copious amounts of alcohol the actors imbibe. With awards shows, movies, TV series – pretty much everything I watch … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Trailers for ‘Snow White & the Huntsman’ and ‘Mirror, Mirror’ Perpetuate Stereotypes of Women, Beauty & Aging

Two upcoming films, Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror, may have transformed Snow White into a warrior but sadly the marketing’s messages remain the same. — Don’t trust other women, they’re your enemies. As women age, they obsess over their fading beauty, jealous of younger women. You just need a strong, handsome man to … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Exciting News!! The Opinioness Is Now a Contributor for the Feminist Film Blog ‘Bitch Flicks!’

I am so excited to announce that Bitch Flicks has kindly invited me, The Opinioness, to become a Contributor!! I’m an obsessive film buff and a long-time Bitch Flicks fan. I constantly watch movies and TV series, analyzing feminist themes, gender roles, sexism and the portrayal of women. For the past 2 years, I’ve written and … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Rooney Mara’s Captivating Portrayal In ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Proves Lisbeth Salander Still a Feminist Icon

Lisbeth Salander consumes my thoughts. I’ve spent the last year and a half reading, writing, analyzing, debating and discussing the punk hacker. As a huge fan of the books and the original Swedish films, I was NOT excited to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Hollywood remake. Plagued by sexist marketing that seemed to … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Before Premiere of ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Remake, Revisit the Original Film & Lisbeth Salander’s Badassery

If you’ve read my film reviews, you might know by obsession with Lisbeth Salander. Having read all the books and seen the original Swedish films, I adore the strong female protagonist. An introverted and brilliant researcher and hacker, she aids journalist Mikael Blomkvist in trying to solve a 40-year murder mystery in The Girl With … Continue reading